Q. How to configure which add-ins will be loaded when working with Quality Center?

A.  Note: From QTP 6.5 version the test is opened with the correct add-ins, the settings below can be used with older versions.

When Quality Center launches QuickTest Professional to run tests, then by default QTP is loaded with all add-ins which are installed on the machine. If you want QTP to be loaded with the last add-ins configuration which was opened on this specific machine you should change the following value in the registry of the machine which QTP is running on:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Mercury Interactive\QuickTest Professional\MicTest\AddIn Manager]


Q. How to open Quality Center connection dialog faster?
A. You can launch the Quality Center connection dialog by double clicking on the right pane of the status bar of either QuickTest or the Report.
Q. How do I use QuickTest together with Quality Center?
A. Quality Center is a powerful test management tool that enables you to manage and control all phases of software testing. It provides a comprehensive view of the testing process so you can make strategic decisions about the human and material resources needed to test an application and repair defects.

Quality Center and QuickTest work together to integrate all aspects of the testing process. In QuickTest, you can create tests and save them in your Quality Center project database. After a test has been run, the results are viewed and analyzed in Quality Center.

For more information on using QuickTest and Quality Center together, please refer to the QuickTest User's Guide.

Q. How Does Run time data (Parameterization) is handled in QTP?
A. You can then enter test data into the Data Table, an integrated
spreadsheet with the full functionality of Excel, to manipulate data
sets and create multiple test iterations, without programming, to
expand test case coverage. Data can be typed in or imported from
databases, spreadsheets, or text files.
Q.What is keyword view and Expert view in QTP?
A. QuickTest’s Keyword Driven approach, test automation experts
have full access to the underlying test and object properties, via an
integrated scripting and debugging environment that is round-trip
synchronized with the Keyword View.
Advanced testers can view and edit their tests in the Expert View,
which reveals the underlying industry-standard VBScript that
QuickTest Professional automatically generates. Any changes
made in the Expert View are automatically synchronized with the
Keyword View.